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Eating is the most common way to celebrate in our culture, the most visible way to indulge ourselves. And yet few things have such power over our lives — it controls us as consumers, as social animals, as guilty creatures of appetite. Through a lively mixture of history, memoir, sociology and family recipe, Tisdale explores our public and private attitudes about food, drawing a rich portrait of the many forces behind our American appetite and demystifying the everyday miracle of eating.

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"Tisdale's forte lies in helping readers to see the big picture...ties together history, folklore, personal anecdote and sharp analysis." Publishers Weekly

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"It is impossible to put down this book and pick up a fork without thinking differently about the food before you." San Francisco Chronicle

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"Sallie Tisdale takes subjects that might seem mundane or overdone and renders them unforgettable." San Francisco Examiner

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"This book reminds us to be mindful of every mouthful." Philadelphia Inquirer

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"She's an easy, chatty writer who never says anything the way you're expecting, which makes reading her a pleasure." Boston Globe

About the Author

Tisdale is a contributing editor at Harper's magazine, and a bi-weekly columnist for Salon. She is the recipient of a NEA Fellowship, a James Phelan Award, a 1999 Pope Foundation Fellowship for journalism, and three National Magazine Award Nominations.

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grisham777, September 19, 2006 (view all comments by grisham777)
Wow, is this ever a refreshing look at the food we eat! "The Best Thing I Ever Tasted" takes us on a fascinating and in-depth journey through what has led us up to the food we consume in America today. From the invention of the microwave to the marketing of foods, find out why what we love and hate what goes in our mouths. But it's really more than that; the style of the prose is what captured my heart. Tisdale's romantic and descriptive writing deftly transported me back to my childhood days of fried bologna sandwiches and chicken chip bake so that I can understand why today I eat things like "sauteed cherries in pinot noir with creme fraiche" and "couscous tonnato with fried caper buds". What is the best thing YOU'VE ever tasted?
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781573228534
Author:
Tisdale, Sallie
Publisher:
Riverhead Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
History
Subject:
Food
Subject:
General Cooking
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Historical Food and Cooking
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
GTR-121
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.02x5.15x.86 in. .50 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Tisdale's forte lies in helping readers to see the big picture...ties together history, folklore, personal anecdote and sharp analysis." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "It is impossible to put down this book and pick up a fork without thinking differently about the food before you."
"Review" by , "Sallie Tisdale takes subjects that might seem mundane or overdone and renders them unforgettable."
"Review" by , "This book reminds us to be mindful of every mouthful."
"Review" by , "She's an easy, chatty writer who never says anything the way you're expecting, which makes reading her a pleasure."
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